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Other Shopping Spots in Nara Area

  • Ileda Ganko-do
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Tsunofurichou 16
    A long-standing shop, Ikeda Ganko-do is the only shop to still make Nara Uchiwa fans, a traditional craft passed down since the Nara period. The shop is located in Tsunofuri Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Nara Uchiwa are made by combining 20 sheets of Japanese washi paper and are characterized by the use of “sukashibori,” a technique in which a design is cut into the fan paper using tiny knives. The shop carries over 100 designs such as famous Nara sights; the delicate designs cut into the fans make them veritable works of art. In addition to selling Nara Uchiwa and Nara Sensu folding fans, the shop also holds reservation only classes in which participants can try making their own Nara Uchiwa.

    三条通り沿いにある「池田含香堂」は、奈良の伝統工芸「奈良扇子」の専門店です。 初めて「奈良扇子」を拝見しましたが、柄がとても綺麗☆ 軽いのでお土産にも良いですね♪

  • Kito Kito
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashikanenagachou 61-2
    A pottery tableware and knickknack boutique operating out of the first floor of an old Japanese-style home in the quiet Kitamachi area. Requiring visitors to take off their shoes before entering, the old-fashioned interior of the shop is filled with pieces by artisans from around the country with a focus on ceramics as well as leather, wood, and cloth goods. Many of the items are offered at reasonable prices which make them easy to feel comfortable using every day, and smaller items like chopstick rests and cutlery make great, inexpensive souvenirs. There’s also a tatami space where you can take your time and choose which pieces you want to take home with you.
  • Satouden Masuo-shoten
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Gangoujichou 10
    This sugar specialty shop in Gangojicho, Nara opened in 1854. Originally a Japanese tea store the founder came across a returning trading ship in Osaka and loaded up on Okinawa brown sugar and Awa Japanese Wasanbon sugar, marking the beginning of their sugar trade. Their flagship product is an amber Mikadomai rice-sugar made through the saccharification of rice using malt. Their multi-colored konpeito (sugar candy) Nara Confeito is popular as a souvenir item.
  • Yoshida Kaya
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Shibanoshinyachou 1
    Located in Shibanoshinya-cho of Nara City, this is a mosquito netting specialty store. The raw gauze like cloth for mosquito netting called kaya is a specialty of Nara, and the kitchen towels made from this material is available in many different colors. Of course they sell mosquito nets, but also noren entryway curtains, coasters, and table mats all made of the exquisitely shear cloth.

    いろいろな布巾が売っていました。ボディタオルとして利用できる長細いタイプも売っています。台所用に布巾を利用していますが、とても柔らかく使いやすいです。ただ、可愛くて買った赤い布巾は使い始めの頃に赤い色が色落ちして水が赤くなったので、気になる方には定番の白い布巾をお勧めします。

  • Kitemite Nara Shop
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 38-1 Nara Prefectural Commerce and Tourism Museum 1F
    This is a specialty product store on the first floor of the Nara Prefecture Commerce and Industry Tourism Building along National Route 369 and a two-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. They sell an extensive selection of special products of the region such as traditional handicraft including Nara writing brushes and blade engraving, and foodstuffs including Yoshinokuzu and Narazuke (vegetables pickled in sake lees). In the Hometown Product Corner they display and sell goods from individual towns and villages and the goods change every two weeks. In the Artisan Corner they hold events including handicraft experiences.

    県がやってる、奈良県の特産品の紹介をやっている、いわゆるお土産やさん。 食品、お菓子から、食器や漆器、装飾品など、オールマイティに扱っている総合物産お土産屋でしょうかね。

  • Akahada-Yaki Ogawa Niraku
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    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Asahimachi 4-18
    About three minutes on foot from Kintetsu Koriyama Station on Prefectural Route 144 is this pottery shop. The pottery produces Akahada-yaki, or Akahada ware, which originated from the kilns used at Mt. Gojo at the time when Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s brother, Toyotomi Hidenaga, was lord of Koriyama Castle. The name Akahada-yaki comes from the name of Mt. Gojo, otherwise known as Mt. Akahada. The pottery also holds classes for one person or more.
  • Soramitsu
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1445-1
    Soramitsu, run from a large bamboo one-story house, is a select shop which sells stylish traditional household utensils designed with care and thought. The shop holds exhibitions and workshops which bring the everyday world to life. The best way to find the shop is by walking for about 30 minutes along the approach to Kasuga Grand Shrine from the Kintetsu Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line.
  • Fujita Unkoutei
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Koumyouinchou 12 Michinoku center street
    Fujita Unkoutei is a washi (Japanese paper) shop in Komyoin Town, Nara City. If you love stationary and appreciate beautiful paper then this shop is for you. Fujita Unkoutei stock various kinds of paper and Japanese paper products, and all sorts of products made from Japanese paper. There are a whole range of different kinds of paper with different colors, thickness, pattern and ways in which it has been made, some of which are not even on display. Besides washi the shop also sells small items and accessories which tend towards wa (Japanese style). It is approximately 15 minutes on foot from JR Nara Station.
  • Kondo Shoten
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 63
    This is a souvenir shop near the Yoshino Station in Yoshino Town, Mt. Yoshino. The shop's specialty is homemade sweet bean jelly that is made with Yoshino kuzu (arrowroot) and cherry blossom petals called Yama-zakura sweet bean jelly. The shop also offers Yoshino kuzu arrowroot, kuzu starch gruel, cherry blossom petal pickles and cherry blossom and Japanese mugwort flavored soft serve ice cream.
  • Asuka-Yume-no-Rakuichi Market
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    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Asuka 225-2
    This famer's market is located on Prefectural Route 124 in Asuka Village. The market sells fresh vegetables grown locally in Asuka Village, fresh seasonal fruit, Asuka-mai rice, ancient rice, and flowers. It also offers a variety of processed foods including handmade pickles, sweets, and seasonings.

    甘樫丘のふもとにあります。地元の野菜などの食品を売る直売所のほか、敷地内には屋台が出ています。直売所の値段は普通のスーパーより安い感じで、新鮮な屋氏を安く買うことができました。

  • Asuka-Yumehanbaisyo
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Misono 2-1
    This farmer's market in Misono, Asuka Village is located at the intersection of Naka-kaido Street and Prefectural Route 209. It offers fresh locally-grown vegetables, seasonal fruit including 'Asuka Ruby' strawberries (winter only), fresh flowers, and more at reasonable prices. It also sells processed agricultural products, such as jam and soft-serve ice cream made with Asuka Ruby strawberries.
  • Nara no Umaimono Plaza
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Sanjouhonmachi 1-1 VIERA NARA 1F
    This is an antenna shop selling Nara specialty foods and crafts, as well as local farm produce including dairy and animal products, located on the first floor of Nara Station. The restaurant Kotoka uses fresh produce provided directly from farms within Nara Prefecture and offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu served with local cider of a variety of flavors and sake.
  • Asuka Yumeno Shunsaikan
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Shimashou 51-1
    This farmer's market located in Shimasho, Asuka Village sells local produce, processed agricultural products, and more. The market's restaurant, PocaFrere, offers reasonable French-based creative cuisine made with local ingredients, desserts, coffee, and more.
  • Seibido
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Rokujou 1-14-13
    This is a doll shop in 1-Chome, Rokujo, Nara City. The shop with a history of over 800 years sells dolls such as Hina dolls, boy's dolls and Noh dolls made with Nara Ittobori, a Japanese wood sculpting method. The dolls made with bold carving techniques and delicate colors are also called Nara dolls.
  • Todaiji Monzen Market
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 16 inside a dream-style open-air
    This is a store that sells local produce Yume-Kaze Plaza shopping center in Kasugano Town, Nara City. The store offers locally harvested vegetables and Yamato vegetables, fruits, tea, pickles, jams and confectionaries. In addition, Nara specialty products and crafts are also available.

    東大寺南大門から徒歩数分のところにある複合施設の中にあります。 地元の野菜や特産品などが数多く販売されており、お土産を購入するのにおすすめです。

  • Nishinokyo Miyage Kitora (Souvenirs shop)
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Gojouchou 396
    This is a souvenir shop located in Gojo Town, Nara City, opposite Toshodai-ji Temple, selling souvenirs such as kuzu-mochi rice cake, Nara pickles, Nara local sake, and Nara City Tourist Association's mascot character, Shikamarokun, goods. There is also a cafe serving light refreshments, soft serve ice cream made from the fresh milk of Uemura Farm, as well as seasonal sweets such as shaved ice, and sushi wrapped in a persimmon leaf.

    唐招提寺の駐車場に隣接するお店です。 お土産の販売とカフェがあってソフトクリームやアイスのスイーツと軽食がいただけます。 カフェで奈良県産の抹茶使用というグリーンティフロートで暑かった一日の疲れを癒しました。美味しかったです。 お土産も品ぞろえが多く、可愛い布製のコースターを買い求めました。

  • Yokota Bussan Main Store
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Narashi Higashimukinakamachi 26
    This is a souvenir shop in Nara Higashimuki shopping street near Kintetsu Nara Station, Higashimuki Nakamachi Town, Nara City. The shop sells Yoshino Kuzu arrowroot products, processed persimmon items, Nara local sake, and various souvenir goods with motifs of deer or Nara's local mascot character.
  • Asuka-no-Sato Manyobito
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Oka 410
    This souvenir shop is located next to the Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo culture in Oka, Asuka Village. The shop offers Asuka Village agricultural products such as ancient rice and locally-grown vegetables, as well as local specialties including processed foods, local sake, and sweets. Visitors can also try kamekon, a handmade konjac jelly shaped like the famous stone tortoise of Asuka Village.
  • Fujii Risaburo Yakubo
    Shopping
    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunyoshinochou Yoshinoyama 2413
    This apothecary shop is located in Yoshinoyama, Yoshino Town. The company markets Fujii Daranisuke-gan, an all-natural traditional digestive medicine, which is said to have originated 1,300 years ago with medicines created by En no Gyoja, the founder of the Shugendo religion, by boiling the bark of trees from Mt. Omine.
  • Tamura Seihoen
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Shounamichou 18
    This tea shop is located in a prime example of a traditional Nara townhouse that happens to be registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property. The shop offers a number of varieties of Nara's Yamato tea, including gyokuro, sencha, hojicha, and bancha. Yamato tea, which refers to tea harvested in the Yamato Highlands, is known for its savory flavor. The name of cha-gayu (rice gruel cooked in tea) made by monks of Todaiji Temple and Kofukuji Temple with Yamato tea is known as Yamato no Cha-gayu.

    今年3月に訪問した際 《ほうじ茶200g 560円(税込)》を購入し、飲んで気に入ったので こちらの異なるほうじ茶を飲みたくなり 再訪しました。 今回 《かりがねほうじ茶 100g...

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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